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To the boys and girls of the Edward F. 
Searles High School who have gone 
forth to serve their nation in its hour of 
peril; and to those in particular who' 
have given their lives so that freedom 
might be preserved, we dedicate The 
Totver of 1945. 




Edward F. Searles High School 



1945 




Standing: A. Nicholson, J. Bagnell, B. Ingalls, C. Brown, M. Gavitte, C. Skillings, 
C. Lyman, J. Byrne, U. Beaumont, J. Melia, C. Elwell, J. Hannigan. 

Seated: H. Whitehead, M. Lange, K. Doran, R. Wright, D. Allen. H. Southworth, 
M. McDermott, E. Lord, A. Coulson, E. Smith. 



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Carleton D. Skillings University of New Hampshire B. S. Ed. M. 

Principal 

Dorothea T. Allen, Smith A.B. English 

John Bagnell, Colby B.S. Mathematics 

Urville J. Beaumont, Boston College A.B. 

Commercial Law, Economics, History 

Chester A. Brown, Colby B.S. Science 

John D. Byrne, Univ. of Michigan B.S. in C.E., Ed. M. Boston Univ. 

Algebra, Biology, History 

Alice Coulson, Trinity College A.B. English 

Kathleen M. Doran, Boston University B.S. in P. A. L. Commercial, English 

Clarence A. Elwell, Bates A.B. Latin, Commercial Law, Economics 

Mary C. Gavitte, Syracuse A.B. English 

John Hannigan, Georgetown Ph. B. History 

W. Beverly Ingalls, Tufts A.B. Biology 

Martha D. Lange, Radcliffe A.B., Harvard Ed. M. English 

Alfred Law, Colby B.S. Science, Mathematics 

Ethel F. Lord, Boston University A.B. Commercial 

Carrie Lyman, Boston University B.S. Commercial, History 

Margaret McDermott, Boston University A.B. French, Latin 

Joseph A. Melia, Scott-Carbee, Allen Dale Studios, Commercial Art 

Drawing 

Arthur R. Nicholson, Tufts B.S. Drawing 

Elizabeth Smith, Emmanuel A.B. English, Latin, History 

Helen Southworth, Boston University B.S. 

History, Problems of Democracy 

Hazel M. Whitehead, Boston University B.S.S. Commercial 

Ruth E. Wright, University of New Hampshire A.B. French, History 

Evelyn Gammons, Cannon's Commercial College Secretary 



Edward 1". Searles High School 1945 



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As from this shelter we depart, 
Our eyes are filled with tears, 
For Searles has been within our heart 
For three short, happy years. 

Three years of preparation good 
To train us for our parts 
In joining a great brotherhood 
When peacetime's era starts. 

We'll all unite in one great band 
Wherever we may be, 
When all the people of our land 
Join freedom's jubilee. 

"By courage and by faith" we say 
That we will always strive 
To do our best in every way — 
The class of forty-five. 



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Back Row: J. Duffy, M. Shapiro. |A Greco, Mr. C. D. Skillings, H. Zenker, 

C. Antonelli, C. Meinelt. 

Front Row: H. Cordeau, B. White, D. Humphrey, E. Herrmanns, M. Deady, 

D. Kinney, V. Meier. 



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Mi K, the staff of the 1945 year book, are pleased to present this hook, 
535555 The Toiver, which is really a history of the graduating class and its 
JSQQa activities. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading this year- 
book as much as we have enjoyed compiling it. 

Editor-in-Chief — Kric G. Hermanns 

Picture Committee 

Virginia Meier 
Business Managers 
Carolyn Meinelt 

Associate Editors 
Helene Cordeau 
Doris Kinney 



Harry Zenker 
Dorothy Humphrey 



Anthony Greco 
Marjorie Deady 



Chester Batchelder 
Jane Dufly 



Maurice Shapiro 
Faculty Adviser — 



Charles Antonelli 
Gilbert Lutz 
Barbara White 



Carleton D. Skillings, Prin. 



Edward K. Searles High School 



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CHARLES A. ANTONKLLI 

"Ready, willing, and able." 

Senior Play Drill 2, 3, 4 

Year Book Committee Ring Committee 

Genial, industrious, and capable are adjectives that we'l 
describe Charlie. His ingenuity has not only gained him 
many true friends, but has also made him a popular mem- 
ber of his class. 



ARTHUR ANTHONY AUCLAIR 

"With temper calm and mild 
and words of softened tone." 

Cadets 2, 3 

Although this chap is quiet, he always stands up for his 
rights. He states his opinions in a soft tone and accom- 
plishes all he is determined to do. Bon Voyage, "Oakie". 



ALYCE ELIZABETH AZNOIAN 

"She has talk for every matter." 

Gym 1, 2, 3 Glee Club 1 

She adores to converse with anyone she meets, Alice's 
cheery disposition and wholesome smile would brighten 
the darkest day. Lot of luck, Alice. 



CLAIRE MAXINE BALL 

"Her presence lends warmth and health to all 
who come before it." 

Gym, 1, 2 3 Glee Club 1 

Claire's way of doing helpful things quietly will long 
linger with us. She always does her work thoroughly 
and has a kindly glance for all her friends. We admire 
her spirit and wish her success. 




MARJORIE E. BARRY 
"A friend more divine than all divinity." 

Class Committees 

"Margie" entered our school in her Senior year, but she 
is one of our most amiable girls. She has a friendly word 
and smile for everyone. She is never too busy to lend a 
helping hand. Good luck, "Margie." 



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CHESTER E. BATCHELDER 
"Speak out, hide not thy thoughts." 

Year Book Committee Cadets 2, 3 

No matter what the subject is you can be sure Chester 
will be frank. He can always argue his points to the end 
without becoming excited. He is greatly interested in his- 
tory. Good luck. 



W. LAWSON BATTY 

"Society, friendship, and love divinely bestow'd 
upon man." 



Band 1, 2, 3, 4 
Football 3, 4 
Senior Play 4 



Ring Committee 3 

Basketball 2 

Student Council 4 



Very few and far between are the students who do not 
know our Lawson. "Batty", as he is always called, is quite 
a crooner when he gets started. He is noted for his jok- 
ing and getting into trouble. Playing the piano, organ, and 
baritone is also one his achievements. The very best of 
luck to you, Lawson (Casanova) Batty. 



IRENE BEAULIEU 

"Quiet and considerate." 



Gym 1, 2, 3, 4 



Girl Reserve 1 



Irene is one of the girls who is not too quiet and not 
too noisy. She has made many friends and we know she 
will do well in Secretarial work We wish you the best of 
luck, Irene. 



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SHIRLEY RITA BERNHARD 

"Beyond dull care." 

Gym, 1, 2, 3, 4 

Shirley is kind, considerate, and very cheerful. She is 
liked by all who know her. She has gained a vast collec- 
tion of friends. We know that she will succeed in any- 
thing she may attempt. The best of luck, Shirley. 



BARBARA BERNDTSON 

"Wise is she who talks but little." 



Gym 1 



Glee Club 1 



Barbara is quiet but very pleasant. She is liked by every- 
body with whom she comes in contact. She says little 
but what she says is always right. We wish you success, 
Barbara, in anything you may wish to do. 



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M. JACQUELINE BERUBE 
"I like the life I lead." 



Gym, 1, 2, 3, 4 



Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 



Jacqueline is cheerful and carefree. She is always sur- 
rounded by a host of friends. She can always add her 
little bit to the conversation. We all wish you luck in your 
future life. 



ALFRED JOHN BISTANV 

"Always in the heat of battle." 

Cadets 2, 3, 4 

Alfred is a fellow whom you will hear much from. He 
is a great one for an argument. All kidding aside, we 
wish you the best of luck, Alfred, in your future en- 
deavors. 




Glee Club 1, 3 



SHIRLEY BOOTH 

"Quiet — but look again." 

Gills Reserves 2, 3, 



Shirley is quiet, cheerful, and much liked by the many 
friends she possesses. She is not so quiet that you can 
not hear a frequent laugh coming from her direction. We 
all know that she will be good in whatever she chooses 
for an occupation. 





RAYMOND BOUCHER 
"Always good for a laugh." 

Cadets 2, 3 

Raymond is one of the few quiet boys in the Senior 
class, although he appreciates a good joke. Where you 
find Raymond you will always find Lewis Burton. We 
all wish you luck Raymond in whatever you may pursue. 



MARCELLE N. BRETON 
"It's all fun and laughter." 



Girl Reserves 2 



Gym 1, 2, 3, 4 



Marcelle is cheerful and gay and is liked by the host 
of friends she has acquired in the High School. You can 
always get a good healthy laugh from her. Best of luck, 
Marcelle. 



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LOUIS BREEN 



Football 2, 3 
Track 2 



Vice President 1, 2, 3 
Cadets 2, 3 



"Louie" left our school in the middle of his junior year. 
He is a member of the U. S. Army Air Forces. "Louie' 
was greatly interested not only in social activities but in 
our cadet corps. His friendly manner, won him as friends, 
all those he met. Being a naturally good athlete he did 
well in all sports. The Very Best of Luck to You, Louie! 



DOMENIC CONSOLI 

"Silent in speech; loud in action." 

Domenic always had a smile for all his classmates. His 
winning personality made him many friends. Serious study- 
ing foretold his success in life. We all know that he is 
one of the biggest successes of our class. 



ALBERT EVANS 

Basketball Baseball 1 

Football 1, 2 Track 1 

Band 1, 2 

A friendly smile, and a personality to be envied are two 
of the things that you find when you meet "Al". He was 
a four- letter nran, having participated in football, base- 
ball, basketball, and track. At the end of his junior 1 year, 
he left for the Navy, but, as the saying goes — "Our Loss 
is their Gain!" All the Luck in the World, Al. 



EDWARD H. LAKE 

"With ;i mind just as broad — as his body is long!' 

Band 1, 2 

"Eddie" was a swell fellow who liked to have fun. He 
always had a twinkle in his eye and was quite the ladies 
man. A good runner on the track team, his presence was 
certainly missed by all his classmates, when he left to 
enter' the service. 



DAVID LOMBARDI 

Band 1, 2, 3 

A very friendly person, "Davy" was enrolled in th3 
Technical course before he left to serve his country. 
"Davy" left during his Junior- year-, and has graced the 
rchool with his presence at least once. The clarinet was 
the instrument "Davy" played in his two and a fraction 
years with the band. We wish you the best of luck, and 
look forward to seeing you again! 



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DORIS BROTIIKRS 

"Silence is golden." 



Gym 1, 2, 3 



Girl Reserves 1 



Doris is another one of the quiet girls in the Senior 
Class. Her many friends appreciate her amazing sense 
of humor. Best of luck, Doris, in your future life. 



LEONA BRUM 

"With never a care in the world." 

"Lil" is inclined to be carefree, but she manages to keep 
up with her studies. Wherever "Lil" is present, gloom is 
banished by her constant smile. Good luck, "Lil"! 



MARY L. BURGON 

"So frail a flower." 

Mary's stamina has been greatly admired by us. Al- 
though sick a great deal, she has always come back to 
school trying harder than before. Mary's ambition is to 
be a nurse. We're sure she'll succeed. 



LEWIS BURTON 

"With a smile for everyone." 

Cadets 1, 2 

Lewis's ability to gain friends through his friendly 
smile and witty remarks is an asset which will always 
be of value to him. Best of luck to you in the future. 



ERNEST J. CARPENITO 

"Mischief lurks in his eyes." 

Cadets 3 

Ernie is a quiet member of the class, but you can al- 
ways perceive a devilish gleam in his eyes. Although he 
joined our class in his junior year, he has acquired many 
a host of true friends. Good luck, Ernie. 



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FRANCES M. CASTLE 

"Mischief sparkles in her eyes. 



Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 

Gym 1, 2, 3 

Blue and White Staff 4 



Glee Club 1 

Senior Play 4 

Class Committees 



Active, full of life, Franny is always ready to join in 
the fun. She is active in most school activities. Her 
laughter will long- be remembered. A springy walk, a 
ready smile, a mischievous twinkle, that's "Franny." 




SHIRLEY W. CEDERGREN 

"A bonny lass, is she.' 

Gym 1, 2, 3 

V/ith her gay smile and vivid personality, Shirley has 
enlivened, not only her own pathway through life, but 
also that of her associates. Stay as you are, Shirley. 



MARILYN K. CHILD 

"After the verb 'To Love' 'To Help' is the 
most beautiful word in the world." 

Glee Club 3 
Girl Reserves 2 



Senior Play 4 



Marilyn has a very sunny disposition. Friendliness and 
sincerity are two of her outstandng characteristics. She 
is also full of ambition which will bring her much suc- 
cess and happiness. 




JOHN P. CHLUDZINSKI 

"Arms and the Man, I sing." 

Basketball 2, 3 Cadets 2, 3 

Football Manager 2 

John's fine personality combined with his industry 
should make a combination that will be hard to beat. 
We're sure that you'll succeed in any enterprise. 



ALFRED S. CLEMENT 

"Stick to your Guns" 

Al has a great career ahead of him in politics if he can 
keep up his good arguments. His winning personality 
should also help him in whatever field he chooses. We are 
sure you'll be a success, Al. 




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BKTTV JANE CNOSSEN 

"A smile will go a long, long way and a merry heart 
goes all the way." 

Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 Gym, 2, 3, 4 

Class Committees Basketball 3, 4 

Student Council 4 

We behold here a vivacious girl with a great interest 
in sports and her school. She is also an interested member 
of the Art Department. Here's to you, Betty. May your 
ambitious nature carry you far! 




WILLIAM H. COLE 

"I love a life of solitude." 

Cadets 2, 3 

Bill is a quiet member of our class, but on any occa- 
sion his sportmanship can be counted on. Here's wishing 
you the best in your future years. 



FLOBEN R. CONCA 

"Silence is golden." 

Cadets 2, 3, 4 

Introducing Floren, studious, and ambitious. He seldom 
voices his opinions, but the few he does voice are backed 
by good common sense. We know that he will be success- 
ful in future years. 



EDWARD JOSEPH COOK 

"Better late than never" 

Eddie always seems to be the center of attraction no 
matter what group he's in. He's always got some quip or 
joke. He'll be a success in whatever field he wishes to 
enter. 



BARBABA COOKSON 
"I would help others out of fellow feeling." 



Band 2, 3, 4 
Class Committees 



Gym 
Glee Club 



"Cookie" soothes many alarming situations with her 
pleasing and calm nature. She is quite active out of school 
also. We are sure that the future holds much for Barbara. 



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Gym 1, 2 
Glee Club 1, 



HELENE A. CORDEAU 
"Silence is golden." 

Year Book Committee 



3, 4 



Ilelene is quiet, but this does not affect her ability of 
making friends. She is much liked by everyone who knows 
her. We all wish you luck, Helene, in whatever you may 
attempt. 




ELIZABETH E. COKKUM 

"Grace and charm has she." 

Girl Reserves 2, 3 Glee Club 3 

Orchestra 1, 2 

Betty is one of our quieter students. She has gained the 
respect of her classmates, through her sunny disposition 
and her willingness to be of assistance. Best wishes, Betty. 




BETTY MAE COUILLIARD 

"Happy, happy, all the day." 

Girl Reserves 2 Glee Club 3, i 

Gym 1, 2 

Betty Mae is one of our gayer, pleasanter girls. Her per- 
sonality and jesting ability have brightened many a day. 
Best wishes to you, Betty. 




ALLEN L. COUSEN 

'A modern Borneo is he." 



Cadets 2, 3, 4 



Track Team 2 



Al is a genial, friendly fellow. He is gifted with the 
cleverness of attracting the feminine popularity of our 
class. Smooth sailing! 



ROBERT CRABTREE 
"Man of few words." 

Cadets 2, 3 

Bob, always quiet and unassuming, never seems to worry 
about anything, lucky boy. He seems very interested in 
sports, especially hockey. We wish you success in what- 
ever you plan to do, Bob. 



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RICHARD CYR 

"Something to think ahout." 







Cadets 2, 3 



In school life, Richard seems to be an all-around man. 
You may find him anywhere, doing practically anything, 
For this reason he is a familiar figure in all circles of 
our school life. 



LILLIAN ANN DARWESH 
"And then there was singing." 

Glee Club 3, 4 Girls' A. A. 3 

Lillian came here in her Junior year— Lawrence High's 
loss, Methuen High's gain! She's very attractive and 
is popular among her fellow classmates. Her beautiful 
soprano voice has made her the idol of the Glee Club 
and all others who have heard her sing. Make music 
your career, Lillian, and you'll certainly gain well-de- 
served honors. 



MARJORIE ANNE DEADY 



"She comes up smiling." 



Senior Play 4 

Blue and White Staff 4 

Year Book Committee 4 



Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 

Glee Club 4 

Gym 2, 3 



Some know her as Marjorie and others call her "Mikki ' 
but whatever she's named, we all know her. She is one of 
our pepiest and most enthusiastic seniors. We all enjoy 
her jolly manner and know that she will always have 
friends. 



ANGELINA DI GLORIA 

"I've got an invitation to dance!" 

Small, dark-haired, and full of fun are the words that 
describe "Angy." Anyone who knows her will agree that 
no seriousness ever enters her mind. Outstanding as a 
dancer, "Angy" is already on her way to the top. 



LEON DOBSON 
"Let Swing be King." 

Band 2, 3, 4 Football Manager 4 

Leon, with a cherry smile and a kind word for every- 
one, is one of the most popular 1 and likeable members of 
our class. As a musician he is tops. We all love hearing 
the silvery tones of his cornet at the band dances. A 
brilliant future is foreseen for you, Leon. 



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Football 3, 4 



ALFRED DUCHAEME 
"Calmly sailing by." 



Cadets 3 



Al is interested in football and played left-end on our 
team this year. He goes calmly and quietly about his 
studies. Al is loads of fun to be with because of his pleas- 
ing personality. 



JANE DUFFY 

"With laughter in her eyes." 

rails' A. A. 1, 2, 3 Year Book Committee 

Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 Blue and White Staff 4 

Clrss Treasurer 1, 2, 3 Basketball 3, 4 

Ring Committee Various Committees 

J?.ne has always been a very energetic and enthusiastic 
member of the class. She has held offices and been in 
nlmrst every committee in school. If we had "Searles 
T Iigh Models" Jane would certainly be one because she 
is always dressed neatly in the latest fashion. Good luck 
on your plans to go to college, Jane. 



BARBARA EBERT 

"Always pleasing .... that's her manner." 

Gym 2 Various Committees 

Barbara is a sociable girl. She is rather quiet but is 
always willing to please when she can. Good luck, Barb, 
may you find success. 



NORMA EGERTON 

"There are many who call her friend." 

Class Treasurer 4 Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 

Student Council 3 Gym 2, 3 

Senior Play Committee Home Nursing 
Various Committees 

Besides being one of the prettiest girls in the class, 
Norma is also one of the friendliest. Her pleasing person- 
ality together with her co-operative spirit have endeared 
her to her classmates. Stay the way you are, Norma. 





PAUL FAZZI 

"Joy have I had." 

Cadets 2, 3, 4 

Paul is the easy-going type of fellow in school work, 
lm'; where there is excitement, he is likely to be in the 
middle of it. Keep on being so amusing and your friends 
will never have a dull moment when you're around. Good 
luck, Paul. 



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CONSTANCK SADIE FKRRIS 

"Sweet and cheerful." 

Girls' A. A. 1, 2 Girl Reserves 1, 2 

Connie is quiet and her many friends testify to her sun- 
ny disposition and likeableness. Her shining brown eyes 
are the envy of many girls. Good luck in your business 
school plans, Connie. 



VIOLA FICHKRA 
"Merrily, merrily go I." 



Glee Club 3 



Girls' A. A. 1, 2 



Viola leads a merry life; she never seems to worry about 
anything. We envy you for this characteristic Vi. Good 
luck in the future, whether it is a college or a business 
life you intend to follow. 



BARBARA FIELDEN 

"Still waters run deep." 

Girls' A. A. 1, 2 

Barbara, though quiet in class, always has lots to say 
to her friends outside. She has gained many friends by 
pleasantness. Babs plans to work when she gets out of 
school. Good luck! 



Girls' A. A. 2 



MARION FLANDERS 

"Success is hers." 

Blue and White Staff 3 



Marion is a hard worker. She gets her marks and has 
her pleasure also. We all know that Marion will be a 
success at whatever she undertakes. 




THELMA ALICE FONE 

"Fun and laughter are everywhere." 

Girls' A. A. 2, 3, 4 Glee Club 1 

Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 Various Committees 

What would our Senior Class be like without this dark- 
haired miss with the friendly smile? Thelma has been a 
help to our class and a constant rooter at all our ath- 
letic games. Keep that pretty smile, Thelma, and it will 
make a way for you in future life. 
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PAULA C. FOBESTA 

"She looks quiet, but look again." 



A. 2 



Glee Club 3, 4 



Girls' A. 

"Clara" is capable of looking quiet but she is always 
ready for a joke. She has a pleasant smile and a touch of 
neatness. May you always keep your winning ways. 



K. EABLE FOX 
"For he's a jolly good fellow." 

Cadets 2, 3 Various Committees 

Football 4 

Earle is better known as "Kit". His personality makes 
him popular with all the pupils in our school. "Kit" has 
not told us his ambition, but whatever it may be, we wish 
him tons of success in it. 






CLIFFORD FREIJE 

"The lad with the '39 Olds." 

Cadets 2, 3, 4 

Clifford is a good sport and a willing friend. He is al- 
ways ready to help out in any instance. Besides he knows 
how to crack a joke at the right time. 



ANTHONY FURNARE 

"Mischief lurks in his eyes." 



Cadets 2, 3 



Football 2, 3 



Anthony has a cheery disposition and a contagious 
spirit of friendliness. He is always willing to help a fellow 
classmate. We know that he will succeed. 



COSMOS GAGALIS 

"Striving, always striving." 

Cadets 2, 3, 4 

We admire Cosmos for his continual interest in his 
studies. He always seems to be trying so hard Cosmos 
also has that winning personality that insures a man's 
future. Good luck, Cosmos. 



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ROSE OARABEDIAN 

"Mischief lurks in her eyes." 

Girls' A. A. 2, 3 

A rush! a bang! a laugh! here is Rose. She has bright- 
ened many a day with her witty remarks. Don't ever 
lese that wonderful manner, Rose. 



DOROTHY MAY GRASS 

"I love the life I live." 

Gills' A. A. 1, 2, 3 Giil Reserves 2, 3 

Basketball 2, 3 

Peppy, fun-loving Dottie, which she is called by every- 
one, makes every minute count. She would rather play 
than work but is capable of doing both in its turn. Keep 
your pleasant way. 



ANTHONY GRECO 
"Be gone dull care." 

Year Book Committee 



Cadets 2, 3 

Anthony, better known as "Grec," always has a joke 
to crack. He is truly a friendly fellow, and he always 
has a smile for every person he meets. "Grec" has worked 
enthusiastically with the Year Book Committee, and 
served 2 years with the Cadet Corps. Anthony has proven 
that he is one of the most cheerful students of our class. 



BARBARA GREENWOOD 

"Quietness is a virtue." 



Girls' A. A. 2 



Barbara is well liked by all her classmates. We are 
sure that she will be a success in whatever she does. 



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GRACE HAJJAR 

"A sincere smile for everyone." 

Girls' A. A. 2, 3 

Grace is one of our quiet seniors but she likes her 
share of laughs as well as anyone else. She is always 
willing to lend a helping hand and asks no thanks for her 
deeds. 



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JAMES HAJJAR 

"Still waters run deep." 

James is quiet when in school, but one who likes plenty 
of fun. We are sure that his quiet and sure forcefulness 
will bridge the deepest chasms of life. 



GEORGE R. HARRIS 
"I love the life I live!" 



Football 2, 3 - Captain 4 
Cadets 2, 3 -- Major 4 



Track 4 
Baseball 3, 4 



Ceorge, one of our most popular senior boys, has cer- 
tainly achieved recognition, as to his abilities of leader- 
ship. 



PAULINE HARRIS 

"To be a sport is to be popular." 



Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 — President 
Basketball 2, 3, 4 - Captain 



Bowling 3 
Various Committees 



Polly's most likable trait is an ability to get along with 
everyone. On the basketball court, on the bowling team, 
and as a classmate, the friendships she has established 
will long be remembered. May you always have the best 
of luck, Polly. 



DONALD HEBSCH 

"A sport at all times." 

Football 1, 2, 3, 4 Baseball 2, 3, 4 

Class President 4 Cadets 2, 3 

Senior Play 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, 

Track 2, 3, 4 (Captain 4) 
Ring Committee 

Don is one of those young men that you can call an 
all-round good fellow. He is interested in all school activ- 
ities. A good sport is liked everywhere, so Don will do 
well in the years to come. 

ERIC GEORGE HERRMANNS 
"Here's to Eric — a favorite with all." 



Cadets 2, 3 
Senior Vice President 
Various Committees 



Blue and White 3, 4 
Year Book Committee 
Senior Play 

This fellow needs no introduction as he is one of the 
friendliest and most popular boys we know. His perse- 
verance, original ideas, and sense of humor qualify him 
as an excellent leader. We really mean it, Eric, when we 
say, we're glad you are a member of our class. 

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MARILYN III A 

"A merry heart maketh a happy countenance." 

Gym 1, 2, 3 Girl Reserves 2 

Glee Club 1 

A cheery disposition and a contagious spirit of friend- 
liness are mirrored in this petite lady's sparkling brown 
eyes. Her stature may be slight but her supply of smiles 
is apparently inexhaustible. 




BETTY HICKEY 

"Quiet and charming." 

Glee Club 

Betty is a girl who, by nature, tends to be quiet. She is 
ically very nice to know, as her many friends will tell 
you. May you have the very best of luck in whatever 1 you 
choose to do, Betty. 






PEGGY I. HILL 

"To find a more genuine personality 
is a mighty hard task." 



Girl Reserves 2, 3 



Gym 1, 2, 



Peggy is a girl who faces life with a cheerful attitude. 
Her friends are many and her future is bound to be a suc- 
cess because of her natural facility to win the friend- 
ship and respect of all w'th whom she associates. Don't 
let anything change you, Peggy. 



THEODORE G. HOELZEL 

"A man of few words is he." 

Cadets 2, 3 

Though quiet and rather serious, Teddy has given us 
some remarkable wit. A surplus of common sense and a 
strong determination will insure him success. Good luck, 
Ted. 



WALTER A. HOELZEL 

"People have more fun than anybody." 

Track 2, 3 Cadets 2, 3, 4 

Class Play Committee 

Walter is a happy-go-lucky sort of lad, with a care-free 
philosophy of life. He is always willing to lend a helping 
hand and his generous nature is sure to help him attain 
and keep true friends. 



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FREDERICK C. HOUGHTON 

"Looks are deceiving." 

Orchestra 2 

Fred has always seemed to be very quiet, but he is quite 
different when you get to know him. He is full of fun 
and is always ready with a smile. His pleasant smile and 
pleasing manner will take him far in the future. Good 
luck, Fred. 



MILDRED D. HOWE 

"Sociable and pleasant, always ready to laugh." 

Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Girl Reserves 3 

Glee Club 1 

Millie is one of our friendliest girls and is also the 
possessor of a very infectious smile. You can always find 
her wherever there's fun and laughter. With your genial 
disposition, Millie, we know you'll meet with success. 



DOROTHY JANE HUMPHREY 

"Good things come in small packages." 

Glee Club 1 Basketball 3 

Cheerleader 3, 4 Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 

Year Book Various Committees 

Senior Play Home Nursing 

Dotty certainly illustrated that nice things come in 
small packages. She is always ready to help others. The 
electric clock in "Pop" Elwell's room should be correct 
because we set it every morning at 8:59 when Dot comes 
through the door. We wish you great success, Dot. 



BETTINA HUSTON 

"Light of heart, gay of spirit" 

Sewing 4 

Although Betty didn't come to us until our Senior year, 
we have all grown to know her very well. Her cheerful 
banter and ready smile make us regret that she has not 
been with us longer. Great success will be yours, Betty. 



CAROL JENKINSON 

"Born with a gift for laughter" 






Orchestra 1 



Band 1, 4 




If a hearty laugh reaches your ears in one of the cor- 
lidors, you can feel sure that it is Carol. Not being one 
to look on the gloomy side, she can find a joke in every- 
thing that happens. Keep on laughing, Carol. 




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MAK.IORIK CROSSLEY JONES 

"Sweetness of smile Indicates sweetness 
of character" 

Girl Reserves 3 Blue and White 3, 4 

Nominating Committee 4 

Margie is known by her pleasant smile and her pleasing 
voice. She has done very well in her high school work. We 
know she will do well in her chemistry at college. 



JOSEPH KAMAL, JR. 
"A good sport and a true friend." 



Cadets 2, 3, 4 



Baseball 2 



Joe, seems to be rather quiet, but his very intimate 
friends know him to be overflowing with fun. He has 
always and will always be a swell sport. Loads of luck, 
Joe. 



LEO KETTLEMAN 
"Mischief lurks in his eyes." 

Blue and White 3, 4 



Cadets 2, 3, 4 



Track 4 
Various Committees 



We all know what a good friend Leo is. Although he 
has a mischievous streak in him, he knows how to be 
serious. We're glad you're in the class of '45, Leo, and 
we wish you the best of luck in the future. 



HENRIETTA KIESSLING 

"Quietness is a virtue." 

Gym 1, 2, 3 

Henrietta's quiet manner and sweet smile have won 
her many loyal friends. With her musical ability we know 
that she will be a great success. 



DORIS B. KINNEY 

"Never too busy to help." 

Band 1, 2, 3 Ring Committee 3 

Year Book Committee 4 .* Girls Reserves 2, 3 

Sewing 4 Home Nursing 3 

Doris is a girl who is always willing to help the other 
fellow. Many are the times we've appreciated her brains 
in our Trig class. Her genial disposition, cooperative 
spirit and sincerity insure that she will always have a 
large circle of friends. 



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ALFRED KODIS 

"Why worry?" 



President 1, 2, 3 
Baseball 2, 3, Captain 4 
Track 3 



Student Council 

Football 2, 3, 

Cadets 2, 3, 



Light hearted, care-free, and jolly — that's Al. School 
is the least of his troubles and nothing worries him. Al 
is a born athlete and excells in most sports. The best 
of everything, Al. 



JUNE KOEHLEB 

"Stay as sweet as you are." 

Basketball 2, 3, 4 Blue and White 4 

Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 

Pretty and sweet, June is one of the best-liked mem- 
bers of our Senior class. Her pretty clothes and brilliant 
s-mile have made her outstanding. It certainly was no 
wonder that she was chosen as our Class Queen. Best 
of luck for the future, June. 





ANN F. LAHAN 

"Those great, big, beautiful eyes." 

Basketball 2 Glee Cub 1 

A. A. 

Behind Ann's big blue eyes and lovely smile is a wonder- 
ful spirit. She plays basketball herself and is always on 
the sidelines cheering at the other sports. Best of luck, 

Ann. 




VERNA B. LANGILLE 

"Good-natured, gracious, and sociable." 

Basketball 3 Band 1 

Glee Club 1 A. A. 

A carefree attitude and genial nature have made our 
acquaintance with Verna a pleasure. Her ambitions we 
don't know but her ability to make friends easily is sure 
to be an asset to her in whatever she plans to do. 




DORIS LOUISE LEE 

'Sincerity is a fine quality." 



Blue and White 3, 4 
Gym 1, 2, 3 
Girl Reserves 



Senior Play 

Home Nursing 

Sewing 



Doris goes quietly and cheerfuly on her way, saying 
little, but working hard to achieve her goal. Those who 
have come to know Doris say that she is gracious and 
good-natured at all times. We're all for you, Doris. 



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ELIZABETH TIIKRKSA LINEMAN 

"Quiet and helpful is she." 

Gym 2, 3 Various Committees 

Betty has a considerate and pleasant manner, and her 
readiness to do someone a favor is well-known among 
her classmates. Here's to success, Betty. 



GILBERT FRANCIS LUTZ 

"Genuis must he born." 

Year Book Cadets 2, 3, 4 

Various Committees 

Gilbert is a boy who works for everything he earns. 
He has a quiet disposition, so much so, that his presence 
is often unknown. His interest in the State Guard will 
surely bring reward. 



GLORIA MARCHAND 

"Work conquers all things!" 

Gym Band 

It is a great pleasure to have Gloria back with us 
again after a year's absence. She has really proven just 
what a student can do, when she desires something. We 
wish you all the luck in the world in your career as a 
nurse, Gloria! 





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HELEN I. MANN 

"Silence is golden." 

Words and Music to Ninth Grade Graduation Song 

A swish of white starched shirts, a toss of a pretty 
head, and we have Helen. Yes, she intends to train for 
nursing. Be one of the best, Helen. 



SYLVIA ANN MARGERISON 

"Better late than never." 



Gym 2, 3, 4 



Various Committees 



With her charming personality and fondness for sports 
Sylvia makes an all-round girl. Do you think you'll be 
there on time, Sylvia?" 



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ALICE MARDIROSIAN 

"A friend tried and true." 

Gym 2, 3 

Here is a quiet young lady who's very much attached to 
her studies, and is an asset to our class. Keep up the 
gcod work, and success will be yours. 




MARIE MATTHES 

"Quiet and neat, thoughtful and sweet. 

Blue and White 4 
Gym 1, 2, 3 



Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 
Various Committees 



Marie always has a smile and a good word for every- 
one. She is ever willing to help you out, when at all pos- 
sible. Her happy manner' and fine school spirit are two 
outstanding characteristics. You're a real friend Marie. 



BEATRICE PEARL McCRACKEN 

"Good Natured .and Sociable' 

Gym 1, 2, 3 

A shy smile introduces "Bea", who accomplished much 
with apparently no great effort. During her years at 
Searles, she remained calm and thoughtful. We pick her 
out as a member of the class who will have quiet, though 
complete, success. 




CAROLYN MICHEL MEINELT 

"She pretty to walk with, and witty to talk with." 



Year Book Staff 4 

Blue and White 4 

Sewing 4 

Cheerleader 3, 4 



Gym 1, 2, 3 
Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 
Student Council 4 
Heme Nursing 3 
Various Committees 

Everyone will long remember Carolyn for her lovely 
blonde hair and friendly, cheerful attitude. Her spirit as 
a cheerleader and participant in all school activities is 
somethiing to be envied. We know that Carolyn will 
always meet with success. 

VIRGINIA E. MEIER 
"Silence is golden." 

Year Book Staff 4 

Although Ginny spent her first two years at Lawrence 
High School, we're all glad that she spent her last two 
at Methuen. She appears to be rather quiet but we have 
heard from her many friends that she loves out-door 
sports -- especially skiing, and boating. Smooth sailing 
Ginny! 




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TERESA JANE MICHALSKI 

"Quiet but efficient." 

Girls' A. A. 3 

Teresa, a seemingly quiet girl, has proved to be a very 
true friend to those who know her well. Her efficiency in 
class work is just a preview of her post-school days. 
Success will be yours, Teresa. 



ROLAND MIDDLETON 

"Watching from his lofty heights!" 



Basketball 4 



Cadets 2, 3 



Tall, full of fun and just being natural are the lovely 
characteristics of "Mid". Stepping onto the basketball 
court for the first time this year, he did so well that 
he won a position on the first team. "Mid" plans to join 
the Air Corps following graduation, so we all join to wish 
hm the best of luck. 



EVELYN JANICE MILLIKEN 

"A bit of sunshine." 



Girls' A. A. 1, 2 
Glee Club 3, 4 



Home Nursing 
Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 



Various Committees 

Janice is a blond, care-free girl who enjoys a good 
laugh. Her contagious spirit of friendliness makes her a 
wonderful person to know. With such a personality, she 
cannot help succeeding. 




MARJORIE ANN MILLIKEN 

"We found what Punchard lost." 

Punchard's loss was Methuen's gain when Marjorie left 
there to come to our high school. Although she joined 
us in her senior year, we have found her to be a loyal 
friend and a true sport. 



ROGER EUGENE MORENCY 
"Mischief lurks in his eyes." 

Cadets 2, 3, 4 

He isn't too serious about his studies but we know he'll 
make the grade. Success and happiness are assuredly 
yours, "Rog"! 



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RUTH E. MORLEY 
"Sweet as a song!" 

Gym 1, 2, 3 Gills' A. A. 3 

Quiet, sincere, Ruthie, is indeed an asset to her class. 
We always connect her with the Central School Cafeteria 
for it was there we first encountered her lovable smile 
and disposition. May success be yours, Ruth! 




ROBERT MUGRDECHIAN 

"He who tries hard; always succeeds" 

Band 3, 4 

Brooklyn's loss is Methuen's gain! Bob's quiet, unobtru- 
sive manner will speed him on the road to success. Keep 
on plugging and you'll make the grade, Bob! 




RUTHt ANN NADER 

"Not afraid of work, but not in sympathy with it." 

Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4 Gym 1, 2, 3, 4 

Basketball 2, 4 

Although she doesn't shirk her work, Ruthie is a girl 
who will take pleasure first and work afterwards. She 
has at all times been willing to contribute her help for 
any work at hand. 




Band 1 
Cadets 2, 



ROBERT B. OTTO 

"For he's a jolly good fellow." 



Football 1, 2, 3, 4 
Basketball 2 



Without a doubt you have met Bob Otto, one of our 
friendliest senior boys. As tackle in the football line, his 
strength proved fatal to all opponents. In all sports you 
see Bob right out there cheering the Blue and White on 
to final victory. 




JOSEPHINE BETTY PALUMBO 

"So friendly, so helping, so true." 

Gym 1, 2, 3 Glee Club 3 

"Jo's" serene, likeable, and her neat appearance is ad- 
mired by all her classmates and though she seems quiet 
her very close friends know her to be overflowing with 
fun. 



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BARBARA MARY PERRAULT 

"With laughter in her eyes." 

Orchestra 1 Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 

Band 1, 2, 3 Home Nursing 3 

Various Committees 

"Barb" is a person who enjoys life immensley. Troubles 
just can't catch up with her, for she is always brimming 
with sparkling pep. Happy days, "Barb"! 







PAUL H. PERRAULT 

"A man of few words is he." 

Cadets 1, 2 

Paul is a quiet, unassuming, easy-going fellow. His life 
will be a successful, if not a spectacular one. 



CONSTANCE E. PLAYDON 

"Stay as sweet as 'you are!" 



Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 
Glee Club 3 



Gym 1, 2, 3 



"Connie" is one the sweetest girls in the class with 
a reputation for her snappy clothes. She is full of fun 
and a true friend. Loads of luck, "Connie"! 



JACQUELINE ELIZABETH POLLAND 

"Quiet, but full of fun!" 

Girl Reserves 2 

We were all delighted to have "Jackie" back with us 
this year, after her long illness. A good student and a 
true friend, she is a large addition to the Senior Class. 
We know she will be a success in her chosen career. 



HAZEL POWELL 

"Good luck befriend thee." 



Gym 1, 2, 3 



Glee Club 3 



Although she is rather quiet, Hazel always has a word 
of greeting for anyone. We know that you will be success- 
ful in whatever field you choose, Hazel. 



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EARL S. QUANCE 
"Why worry what tomorrow may bring?" 

Track 2, 3 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 

Earl's interest in one band has made us all sit up and 
take notice. He gets a lot of fun out of living and im- 
parts his pleasure to all around. Smooth sailing! 



JUNE BANCOUBT 

"Warm charity, the genial friend." 

Gym 1, 2, 3 Glee Club 3 

June is one girl we are always glad to have around. 
Her neat appearance and pleasing personality have 
attracted many an eye, especially one in the Navy. Best 
of luck, June! 




EDWABD EUGENE BATCLIFFE 

'"Silence is a virtue." 

Cadets 2, 3 

Edward is a quiet fellow who has a cordial attitude to- 
ward his classmates. His kind nature will help him attain 
and keep true friends. 



JEAN G. BICHABDSON 

"Mischief lurks in her eyes." 

Girl Reserves 2, 3 Various Committees 

Senior Play Ring Committee 3 

Glee Club 3 Home Nursing 3 
Gym 1 

Behind those twinkling blue eyes and lovely smile, 
lies a spirit that we're all familiar with. Jean's splendid 
performance in the Senior Play has proved natural dra- 
matic ability. She has a personality to be envied and we 
know she'll be a wonderful success as a dietician. We're 
ill rooting for you! 




ROBEBT BIPLEY 

"A regular fellow" 

Cadets 3, 2 Ring Committee 3 

A beguiling smile, a witty remark, and you've met Bob, 
one of our most popular senior boys. Yes, believe it or 
not! He seems to have a genuine interest in everyone he 
meets and always has a friendly "Hi!" on the tip of his 
tongue. All the luck in the world, "Bob!" 



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MANUAL A .ROSA, JR. 

"Some think he's quiet." 



Cadets 2, 3, 4 



Baseball 3, 4 



"Manny", as he is known to his many friends, is one of 
our finest senior boys. His outward appearance is serious, 
but if you will look closely, you will see laughing eyes. 
It's been an honor to have you with us, "Manny", and 
don't let anything change you! 



FREDERICK ROTHER 

"A man of few words is he." 

Cadets 2, 3 

"Fred" is one of the good looking fellows in our class. 
He's neat and quiet and is known as a regular fellow. 
There are many who are proud to claim him as a friend. 



GRACE EMILY ROTONDO 

"Her charms are many, faults hardly any." 

Basketball 2, 3, 4 Girl Reserves 

Gym 1, 2, 3, 4 Senior Play Committee 

Grade's lovely smile and pretty hair are the envy of 
many a girl. All through her school years she has kept 
that agreeable disposition. You've been a peach to know, 
Grace — don't turn off that becoming smile. 



CALVIN RUSHFORTH 

"The young man with the horn." 

Band 1, 2, 3, 4 

Calvin is short, blond, and full of the devil. His tricks 

only make us like him more. He is musically inclined, 

also. There is a real future awaiting Calvin in the world 
of music. 



ANNIE SABA 

"Laughing eyes" 

Dark-haired Annie is full of fun. Most important of all, 
rhe laughs readily at other people's jokes. She is studious 
and will make good in whatever field she chooses. 



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SELMA SABA 

"Strength through work." 

Solma is serious and industrious, but she can always 
take a little time off to hear someone's troubles and sym- 
nathize with them. We are sure that she will do well in 
her chosen career. 




CAROL SCHLEGEL 

"Life can be beautiful" 

Junior Party Committee Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3 

Junior Red Cross Committee 3 

Sophisticated Carol is the envy of many a girl in the 
Methuen High. She dresses well and has a figure to 
match. She is active in the various social activities of the 
school. 



BARBARA SCHROEDER 

"Great big beautiful doll." 

Barbara typifies everything nice said about blondes. 
She is rather quiet, but doesn't like to waste her time 
saying silly things. 



MAURICE SHAPIRO 

"If you want learning, you must work for it." 

Track Manager 3, 4 Year Book Committee 4 

Blue and White 4 Cadets 2, 3 

Not only shall we remember "Our friend Moe", for his 
friendliness and advice, but for his brilliant recitations in 
every class. We have yet to see the day when he fails to 
answer, whether it be boring "MacBeth" or fascinating 
Physics. We know that any College will be proud to enroll 
"Moe" as a student. Good luck, Maurice! 



SADIE SIMONE 

"A little smile goes a long way." 

Girls' A. A. 3 

Vim, vigor and vitality are certainly characteristic 
attributes of Sadie. She always seems so bright and 
cherry. We know that Sadie is going to make good in tho 
career she picked out. 



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Girl Reserves 2, 



BARBARA SLATER 

"The Lady in Red." 

3, 4 



Barbara's red hair matches her sparkling personality. 
She is gay, witty, and charming and never lets any situ- 
ation pass without injecting some humor into it. 



DONALD J. SMITH 

"Why worry what tomorrow brings." 

Here we have "Don", one of the Smith brothers, and 
one of the finest boys you could ever want to know. Even 
though he lacks height, Don will long be remembered 
for his fine football playing. Keep up the good sports- 
manship! 




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RICHARD SMITH 

"The silent Yankee." 

Track 3 Cadets 3 

Senior Play Committee 4 

"Dick" is quite an unassuming fellow, but underneath 
that cover of shyness, works his clever mathematical 
brain. He was the whiz of the physics class. Dick was 
Maine's gift to Methuen High School. 



BOB SMITH 

"Faint heart never won fair lady." 

Band 1 Basketball 1, 2, 3 

Orchestra 1 Football 2 

Cadets 2 Baseball 1 

Student Council 3 

Bob is one of the most popular boys in the senior class 
and it is easy to see why. He's always brimming over 
with personality and always has something good to say 
of everyone. It's fairly obvious that he will make a suc- 
cess of whatever profession he chooses to follow. 




MARY STABILE 

"You'd be so nice to come home to." 

Gym 2, 3, 4 Gym Demonstration 3 

Basketball 2, 3, 4 

Mary is one of our cutest "bobby-sockers". She doesn't 
exactly squeal when "Franky" is mentioned, but she 
comes close to it. We envy Mary because she always 
seems to have a good time. We hope good times continue. 



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THOMAS TANANA 

"Tom, Tom, the Piper's son." 

Track 3 

Watch out when Tom gets that twinkle in his eye. 
There's some dirty work afoot! Tom has his serious side, 
though, and he can be very industrious when he tries, 
but watch out for that twinkle! 



JACQUELINE THOMAS 

"To have a friend is to be one." 

Band 2, 3, 4 Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 

Because "Jacky" gives her very best for M. H. S. we 
have the best band around here. Friendly, neat, "Jacky" 
has truly been an asset to her school. Best of everything, 
"Jacky"! 



DONALD F. TINSCH 

"Women delight me not." 

Cadets 2, 3, 4 Military Ball Committee 4 

Senior Play Committee 4 

"Don" has both a light side and a serious side which 
his friends, who are too numerous to count, know. He's 
the man to get if your radio ever refuses to operate. 
Speaking of electricity, "Don" was our sound-effects man 
for the Senior Play. Wishes for your success are many, 
"Don." 



WALTER JOHN TOBIN 

"Mischief lurks in his eyes." 

Cadets 2, 3 

Oh, how "Toby" loves to tease the girls! Even the boys 
are not safe from being teased by him. Regardless of this 
fact, "Toby" is loved by everyone. Best of luck, "Toby"! 



ARTHUR TOPPING 

"Just pleasure and laughter 
That's all he's after." 

Band 1, 2 Cadets 3 

Track 2 

You can always expect a laugh when "Art" is around. 
He is one of those persons that seem to let nothing 
bother them. May the road of life you follow be smooth, 
"Art". 

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HAROLD TRAUB 

"Quietness is a virtue." 



Track 2, 4 



Cadets 2, 3, 4 



Harold is a member of Mr. Byrne's fine track team. 
He is, also, a lieutenant in the M.H.S. Cadet Corps. Best 
of luck, Harold. 



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IRENE TUMINOWSKI 
"Of mildest manner and gentlest heart." 

A. A. 



Irene is quiet compared to most girls in the class; but 
she is just as sociable as any of her classmates. There 
are many that admire her friendliness. Best of luck in 
everything, Irene! 



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DAVY VARTANIAN 
'"Honest toil brings victory." 

Basketball 4 

Every basketball fan knows Davy, for he is not only 
an excellent player, but a fine sport. May you continue 
to be as loyal and fine a sport in whatever you do in life,. 



ROBERT WAIN 

"It's unwise to be too serious." 

Cadets 2, 3 Senior Class Play 

"Bob" needs no introduction to anyone. It will be quite 
some time before anyone forgets "Bob's" acting in the 
Senior Class Play. My, but those pajama '"girls" were 
cute. Best of luck in everything, "Boh". 



RITA WARD 
"Good luck befriend thee." 

Girls' Gym 1, 2, 3 

Rita is one of the quieter members of the class, but 
none the less sociable. Willing to help in whatever she is 
rsked to help in, she should have no trouble getting any- 
where in life. 



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FREDERICK WATTS 

"A friend worth having!" 

Cadets 2, 3, 4 

Freddie, with his unfailing effort and pleasing person- 
ality, has made us like him immensely, whether he knows 
it or not. Endowed with a generous nature, he is always 
willing to lend his classmates a helping hand. We sin- 
cerely wish you luck as you start out anew, Freddie! 






BETTY WENZEL 

"It is a friendly heart that has 
plenty of friends." 

Although Betty is rather shy, she is one person whom 
everyone is proud to call his friend. Cheerfully going 
along her quiet way, she has won scores of friends, who 
all wish her — Good Luck! 




WILLIAM WESTON 

"Silence speaks for itself." 

Cadets 2, 3, 4 

"Bill" is so quiet that we have a hard time remember- 
ing he is around, when suddenly we face laughing brown 
eyes and a lovable smile. His friends claim him to be full 
of fun, so with that combination, how can he fail. 




RITA ANN WHELAN 
"I love the life I live." 



Girl Reserves 2, 
Gym 2 



Glee Club 3 
Senior Play Committee 4 



Here is one girl who needs no introduction. Laughing 
her way through High School, she has won scores of 
friends and is equally popular in both sexes. Stay natural, 
Rita, we like you that way. 

BARBARA WHITE 

"Happy and gay, she goes on her way." 

Blue and White 3, 4 Girl Reserves 2 

Glee Club 3, 4 Year Book Committee 4 

Senior Play Committee Gym 2, 3 
Class Secretary 2, 3, 4 

"Babs" is a girl that has a smile for anyone and every- 
one. She has been very active in just about every school 
activity. By the way, "Babs", where do you get all your 
pep? Best of everything, "Babs". 

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BKRNICE J. WILKINSON 

"Stay as sweet as you art'!" 

Ring Committee 3 Basketball 2 

Band 2, 3, 4 Girl Reserves 2 

One of the most popular, fun loving seniors, "Bunny" 
is known far and wide for her excellent leadership of our 
Band. Tripping along the corridors, she has often been 
the object of many admiring eyes because of her good 
taste in clothes. Keep laughing, "Bun". 



NORMA WILLIAMSON 

"We searched and searched 'till at last we found 
a red-head who was with no temper endowed!" 

Girls Reserves Gym 

It is with pleasure that we introduce you to Norma, 
our giggling, sweet-tempered red-head. Even though we 
don't know Norma's future plans, we know that she'll be 
a success. 






LINWOOD A. WOODBURY 

"We like your genial pleasant air" 

Cadets 2, 3, 4 

A flashing smile, a friendly "hi", and you meet Lin, 
one of our most charming boys! Lin is noted for his love 
of dancing. A.nd we know he'll be a success in his career 
as a dentist. 



HAZEL LILLIAN WRIGHT 
"I love life" 

Girl Reserves 2, 3 Gym 2, 3 

Laughter and witty remarks emphasize the fact that 
Hazel is around. Hard work has given her the reward she 
longed for and we know that she'll succeed in her career 
as a specialized nurse in child training. 



ELIHU YORSHIS 

"Success is won by honest toil!" 

Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball 3, 4 

Track 2, 3, 4 Captain Senior Play Committee 

May we introduce you to Elihu, our own Einstein and 
Mr. Brown's delight. Quiet, but surely to the top. May you 
be as successful later in life. 



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REGINALD E. MORRIS 

"Smooth Landings!" 

"Ted" is one individual we truly admire. When his name 
was called for recitations, we sat back with relief, for 
"Ted" could rave on for hours about Boa Constrictors or 
Rattle Snakes. His beautiful smile, combined with light 
blonde hair, certainly make him outstanding in his Army 
uniform. Good luck on those jumps, "Ted"! 




MANLEY RICHARDSON 

"A man of few words is he!" 

Quiet and unassuming, "man" lived day by day, serious- 
ly doing his work and cheerfully helping others. A familiar 
figure on the baseball diamond, "man" will long be re- 
membered wherever he may be. 



Band 1, 2 



RONALD ROBICHAUD 

"Anchor's Aweight" 



Orchestra 1 



Being Navy minded, we have not had the pleasure of 
Ronnie's company as long as we desired. He left us in 
his Junior year to join Uncle Sam's forces in Navy blue 
While at Searles, "Ron" could always be seen tooting 
vigorously on his trumpet. Best of luck to a swell kid! 






HARRY ZENKER 

"For he's a jolly good fellow." 



Football 4 
Senior Play 



Cadets 2, 3, 4 
Blue and White 4 



Harry is another of our unobtrusive boys; modesty hid- 
ing his real charm. One of an inseparable three, he has 
proved his loyalty as a "True-Blue" friend. Here's to you, 
Harry! 



JENNIE ZINNO 

"Happy and gay, she goes on her way." 

Gym 2, 3, 4 

Small, dark-haired Jennie is one girl that Methuen 
High boasts of. Because her heart belongs strictly to the 
Navy, we have missed her presence at many of our soc'al 
affairs. Success to you, Jennie! 



ALFRED HUARD 

"Live today, ignore tomorrow, and forget yesterday." 

Cadets 2, 3 

Here is a boy whose cheerful and optomistic outlook 
on life will always be a priceless asset. His open frank- 
ness, willing cooperation, and easy-going disposition have 
made him an ideal classmate. We hope he can find some 
use for the good luck we wish him. 



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1945 



iPJtatlsJtlcA 



Student who has done most for the school 

Prettiest Girl (Queen) 

Handsomest Boy (King) 

Most Popular Girl 

Most Popular Boy 

Most Sociable Girl 

Most Sociable Boy 

Most Athletic Girl 

Most Athletic Boy 

Neatest Girls 

Neatest Boy 

Girl Most Likely to Succeed 

Boy Most Likely to Succeed 

Best All- A round Girl 

Best Ail-Around Boy 

Class Sheik 

Class Baby Girl 

Class Baby Boy 

Class Blonde 

Class Redhead 

Class Cutie 

Class Flirt 

Class Gigolo 

Class Angel 

Class Brute 

Class Musician 



Barbara White 

June Koehler 

Ufred Kodis 

Barbara White 

Donald Hebsch 

Barbara White 

Donald Hebsch 

Pauline Harris 

Donald Hebsch 

Claire Ball - Jane Dully 

Anthony Furnari 

Marie Matthes 

Gilbert Lutz 

Pauline Harris 

Donald Hebsch 

Anthony Furnari 

Dorothy Smith 

Robert Smith 

Carolyn Meinelt 

Norma Williamson 

Betty Jane Cnossen 

Frances Castle 

Cosmos Gaglis 

Marie Matthes 

Robert Otto 

Lawson Battv 



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Class Einstein (Scientist) 

Class Ginger Rogers (Dancer) 

Class Fred Astaire (Dancer) 

Class Mexican Athlete (Bull-thrower) 

Class Woman Hater 

Class Man Hater 

Class Giggler 

Class Shark 

Class Dude 

Class Peppiest 

Class Busiest 

Class Noisiest Boy 

Class Noisiest Girl 

Class Quietest Boy 

Class Quietest Girl 

Hardest to Rattle 

Master of Sarcasm 

Faculty Pet 

Mutt and Jeff 

Class Jester 

Most Courteous 

Perfect Lover 

Best Liked Teacher 

Class Loud Speaker 

Most Optimistic 

Class Actress 

Class Actors 

Class Most Sleepy 

Most Talkative 

Class Walking Dictionary 



Gilbert Lutz 

Bernice Wilkinson 

Allen Cousen 

Robert Otto 

Gilbert Lutz 

Marie Matthes 

Betty Jane Cnossen 

Elihu Yorshis 

Tony Furnari 

Barbara White 

Barbara White 

Robert Otto 

Frances Castle 

Richard Smith 

Marie Matthes 

Donald Tinsch 

Maurice Shapiro 

Barbara White 

Robert Smith and Roland Middleton 

Robert Otto 

Richard Smith 

Alfred Kodis 



Mr. Bagnell 

Lawson Batty 

Verna Langille 

Jean Richardson 

Donald Hebsch - Eric Hermanns 

George Harris 

Frances Castle 

Gilbert Lutz 



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IheAlderiV 6, Add>ieAb 



C f IS president of the Senior class, I have the pleasure 
- , . J of welcoming the parents and friends of the 
members of the graduating class of 1945, to our 
annual class day exercises. 

Little did we realize that the time vvould come so 
swiftly when we must depart from our beloved high 
school. 

Some of our classmates have already left us for the 
armed forces, pointing the way that most of the boys 
will shortly follow. Our girls, too, are feeling the 
nostalgia of exchanging familiar scenes and old friends 
for new vistas. 

So we gather once more for festivities which we hope 
to look back upon as a fitting climax to the happiness 
we have enjoyed in Searles High School. 

I thank you. 

Donald F. Hebsch 



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SAaduaJtwn Awvcunqmvejnik 



1945 



Valedictorian 



Salutatorian 



GRADUATION HONORS 



Marie Matthes 
Gilbert Lutz 



CLASS DAY 



Ivy Oration 
Class History 
Class Song 
Class Poem 
Class Prophecy 

Class Will 

President's Address 



Marjorie Jones 

Maurice Shapiro 

Carol Jenkinson 

Marjorie Jones 

Norma Egerton 
Eric Hermanns 

Dorothy Humphrey 
Richard Smith 

Donald Hebsch 



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QlaM, UiUoAjy, 



y^ \DIKS and gentlemen, before your N. B. S. reporter takes you into 
josa- the conference hall, we should like to give you an account of the 
events Leading up to this meeting and say a few words about the 
conferers. The Class of '45 is present. 

The fate of this class is being decided by "The Big Three." In accord- 
ance with our democratic way of life, "The Big Three" are representatives. 
The forces of good are represented by an angel, the forces of evil are rep- 
resented by a devil, and the class is represented by Principal Carleton D. 
Skillings. 

In order that they may reach a proper decision, "The Big Three" are re- 
viewing the history. With the realization that a tremendous decision will 
be made after the review. N. B. S. is making it possible for the entire coun- 
try to hear the history. We now switch you to the conference room to hear 
the history given by a member of the class. 

Patronizing is the word for the looks the sophomore class received in 
J 942 from the all-important all-knowing and all-powerful seniors and 
juniors. We were confidently expected to lose our way, walk into wrong 
rooms, and act like typical sophomores, but we were different. Since the 
fact that all the rooms numbered in the tens were on the first floor, twenties 
on the second floor, and thirties on the third floor had been explained to us, 
we found no difficulty in locating our classes, much to the disgust of our 
upper-classmen who expected us to roam helplessly through the school for 
the first week as they had done. 

After settling down comfortably, we lost no time in electing officers. We 
chose Alfred Kodis, president; Lewis Breen, vice-president; Barbara White, 
secretary; and Jane Duffy, treasurer. 

A few weeks later, we were officially admitted into the social whirl of the 
High School with the sophomore reception. The traditional Grand March 
was led by the senior and sophomore class officers. The dance was a great 
success and gave the sophomore class the first of its many gay social events. 

We settled back to our studies and the months flew by. February came, 
and with it the sophomore party. This was our very first dance as officiating 
host and needless to say the party was a very great success. 

In contrast to this gay social event, the weeks that followed seemed to be 
filled with nothing except books and homework, but with our true dauntless 
spirit we left the "green" phase of school life and emerged' seasoned vet- 
erans. 

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We returned from our summer vacations patronizing juniors, conde- 
scendingly patting the heads of the "green" freshmen. There were a great 
many things to be done and we were eager to begin them. First on the 
docket was the election of class officers. So, pleased with the work the class 
offiicers had done, we reelected them without exception. 

The next task was a truly difficult one, that of selecting our class ring. 
We chose a ring which will always be cherished as a memento of the hap- 
piest years of our lives. 

Much to the joy of the sports-conscious juniors, our basketball team was 
undefeated in their series of sixteen games, and sent to the Boston Garden 
to participate in the tournament directed by the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. 

January arrived, and with it wind, snow, rain, and the junior party. De- 
spite all of nature's attempt to stop the dance an outstanding social success 
was scored. In May we had cause to be particularly proud of our track 
team. The Essex County track meet usually has two divisions. In 1944, 
due to war restrictions, there were no divisions. This meant that we had to 
run against schools which had a larger enrollment. Nevertheless, our team 
showed its power by coming in second, only a quarter of a point behind the 
winner. Truly we were proud of our track team. 

The only junior scholastic award is the Washington and Franklin History 
Medal for excellence in United States "history. This award is presented by 
the Massachusetts Society, Sons of the American Revolution. Due to the 
metal shortage, the usual award could not be presented, but Marie Matthes 
received a certificate of equal value. For their excellence in history, books 
were presented to Marjorie Jones, Gilbert Lutz, Alice Mardirosian, Carol 
Jenkinson and Maurice Shapiro. 

Spring brought baseball, and our team had great success, winning 1 1 and 
only losing 3. 

Clearly shall we remember June 6, and the announcements that sped 
through the air. Invasion! It was a day, not of rejoicing but of prayer. 
The waiting phase was at an end. We were a very thoughtful group of 
juniors that finished school in June. 

Summer days passed quickly and we returned, the all-important seniors. 
In an assembly at the beginning of the year, Principal Skillings warned that 
time would pass very quickly. Little did we realize the significance of 
those words. 

At our first senior class meeting, we chose Donald Hebsch, president; 
Eric Hermanns, vice-president; Barbara White, secretary, and Norma 
Egerton, treasurer. 

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Our football team, always very popular, had great success. Out of a 
grueling schedule our boys, under the captainship of George Harris, won 
seven games and lost only one. The success of the football season was 
greatly aided by the opening of our new stadium which provided seating 
for a large number of spectators. 

The senior class began to hum with activity. The Blue and White staff 
was elected and editor Barbara White with her very able assistants made 
the magazine the best it has been for many years. 

The first big social event was the sophomore reception. We welcomed 
the lower-classmen in our own inimitable way. Yet, there was more than 
one senior who paused that night to think back to the time when 'he quaked 
into the sophomore reception and looked very, very green. We thought* 
also of the number of our boys who had left the class to join the globe en- 
circling fight for freedom. By the end of the evening, we had the sophomores 
forgetting their troubles and the reception was pronounced a success by all. 

Members of the senior play's cast were chosen and rehearsals were begun. 
The gigantic task of creating a yearbook got underway with Eric Herrmanns 
at the editor's desk. 

The gay senior party was held next. The party stood out as the bright 
spot in the midst of a great deal of hard work. 

In December, the senior play, "Campus Quarantine" was presented. It 
was an outstanding success and deserved all the applause it received. Under 
the able direction of Miss Alice Littlejohn, the cast wended its merry way 
through one amusing situation after another. Jean Richardson and Don 
Hebsch are to be particularly praised for their outstanding characterization. 

One of the greatest honors a senior girl can receive is to be dhosen as the 
"'Good Citizenship Pilgrim" from Methuen High School. We selected Bar- 
bara White to this position because of her outstanding qualities of leader- 
ship, true character, patriotism, and honor. We made a wise choice. 

The eagerly awaited 39th Military Ball was the next social event. The 
art department under Mr. Melia's capable direction did an unusually inter- 
esting job with the decorations. The Grand March led by Major George 
Harris and Class Queen June Koehler was an impressive sight. Under col- 
ored lights the evening was all too quickly danced away. 

In order to defray the cost of the yearbook, a magazine drive took place. 
It \,as at this time that many of our shy seniors went rapping on their neigh- 
bor s doors and with big, wide eyes, were asking "Would you please buy a 
magazine subscription?" Through the efforts of the leading members of 
the cla^? tl>e drive was a success. Mr. Elwell's room brought in the most 

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subscriptions, but there are no hard feelings. We all heard t'he screams of 
anguish coming from the members of his class Who had not brought in their 
daily cmota, but let me repeat, there are no hard feelings. 

Our student council has taken an active part in school functions this year. 
Outstanding was their notable War Bond rally. President Lawson Batty was 
master of ceremonies and a very clever program was presented. Needless 
to say, sales of stamps rose steadily. 

April 12 brought the death of our beloved President, Franklin Delano 
loss lays a greater burden on us, for we, in the future, must 
*ve t'he peace for which he gave his life. Sadly we moved 

on our way real'izing that we had lost one of the best friends of the youth 

of America. 

Next came the announcement of Graduation and Class Day honors. They 
were Marie Matthes, Valedictorian; Gilbert Lutz, Salutatorian; Marjorie 
Jones, Ivy Oration and Maurice Shapiro, Class History. From a list of 
forty eligible names the class elected a boy and a girl for the Class Proph- 
ecy, a boy and a girl for t'he Class Will. They were Eric Hermanns and 
Norma Egerton, Prophecy; Dorothy Humphrey and Richard Smith, Will. 
Other 'honors were: Carol Jenkinson, Class Song; Marjorie Jones, Class 1 
Poem. 

We have one more social event, the senior prom. It will be a gay, happy 
dance filled with nostalgia, our last dance as students of Methuen High 
School. 

Thus, ladies and gentlemen, the History of the Class of 1945 has been re- 
viewed for the listening world. 

Now a silence falls over the hall. Here is the verdict — The history is 
not over; it has just begun. The class cannot be judged on what it has done 
because the past has been a period of learning. The verdict is in the future. 



-Maurice Shapiro 



Edward F. Searles High School 1945 



Setting — 1955 

Methuen University (Commencement) 
Methuen General Hospital 
Municipal Stadium 
Airport 

Eric: Pardon me, Miss; is this why Norma, it's been a long time 

since I've seen you! 

Norma: Eric Herrmanns! Hello! Yes ten years are a long time. It's 
loo bad you missed the opening exercises. Lillian Darwesh sang "The 
Star Spangled Banner." S'he's the star of Rushforth and Quance Opera 
Company now. Dean Lutz introduced Mayor Otto. Bob has been talking 
for a half hour and is still going strong. We certainly have a nice place here! 

Eric: Yes. I thought they'd never get it built. Fred Romer did a swell 
job designing the buildings, with Arthur Auclaire and Louis Burton taking 
care of the landscape. Louis wanted the gardens to run lengthwise and Art 
wanted them the other way; so they tossed a coin — but city surveyor Tanana 
didn't want the gardens anyway. Who's that tall fellow on the speakers' 
platform? 

Norma: Whv that's Bob Smith. Don't you remember him? Ginny 
Meier opened a physical culture school and he's her prize pupil. He's head 
of the school board — no more homework for the students. What's all mat 
commotion down there? 

Eric: They're crowding television star June Koehler, for her autograph. 
Remember her in Maurice Shapiro's prize play "Queen's Row?" Jean 
Richardson received an award for her role as best supporting actress. 
How did you get here? 

Norma: I just came in on the Transcontinental Airlines. Ray Boucher, 
Roland Middleton and Al Bistany were the pilot and co-pilots, with Doris 
Kinney, Claire Ball and Doiis Lee as air hostesses. The famous Dr. Yorshis 
was flying across the country to the Doctors' Convention to introduce his 
ideas on zippers in operations. It was quite a trip! How did you come? 

Eric: In one of Fox and Ducharme's Helicopter Specials. I left it at 
Vntonelli's Airmobile Base. He has Leon Dobson and Clif Freije working 
for him. Hasn't Bob finished his speech yet? 

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Norma: No; if he doesn't stop soon, everyone will be asleep. Have you 
read Al Kodis' book "Confessions of a Perfect Lover?" It's really quite 
interesting. 

Eric: No, but speaking of Al, — I saw nam at the club the other day 
discussing with his catcher Manny Rose and Linny Woodbury the prospects 
of his ball club for the coming season. Who's that pulling at Bob's coat? 

Norma: Why Carol of course. S ! be finally stopped him after an hour. 
1 guess the exercises are over. Where are you going now? 

Eric: Shall we visit the new hospital? I hear quite a few of our old 
classmates are on the staff. 

Norma: 0. K.! Let's go. 

AT THE HOSPITAL 

Norma: Look, there's receptionist Dotty Humphrey at the desk talking 
to Bunny Wilkinson and Al Cousen. I hear they run a dancing school of 
their own. They must be visiting Al Evans. I read that he was a patient 
here because he drank too much of Don Smith's Snappy Soda — sort of a 
glorified Coke. 

Eric: We'd better go into the waiting room until Superintendent Jones 
can see us. She keeps quite busy running this place, with Barbara Cookson, 
Jackie Thomas, Barbara Ebert and Norma Williamson as nurses, and Hazel 
Wright is in the children's ward. A lot of our girls went in training as soon 
as High School was over. Listen: Dr. Lawson Batty is wanted in surgery. 
Isn't that Jenny Zinno's voice over the loud speaker? 

Norma: I think it is! Look, here's a copy of "Tips," Toni Furnari's 
new fashion magazine. There's an interesting article by Fran Castle called 
"How to preserve your nylons" and some splendid designs by Betty Jane 
Cnossen, Betty Mae Couilliard and Connie Playdon. Betty Jane has her 
own dress shoppe in town. It's really exclusive — with Mary Stabile, Mar- 
jorie Barry, and Rita Whelan as models. 

Eric: Oh! I know where the shoppe is, right next to "Cosmos' Colos- 
seum!" Some of the waitresses there are Doris Brothers, Betty Wenzel and 
Sadie Simone. Roger Morency is the head cashier; he always did stay close 
to the money box in the caf. There's an article about the new country club 
where Joe Kamal is golf instructor. I hear that Leo Kettleman is here in 
the hospital because Harold Traub's wild shot hit him on the head. 

Norma: But that happened quite a while ago. Isn't he well yet? 

Eric: No. He isn't even trying to get well, with cute Barbara Slater, 
Caroline Meinelt and Helen Mann as his nurses. 

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Ncrma: That sounds just like 'him! Did you bring your vest pocket 
portable radio with you? Well, why don't you see if you can get Marilyn 
Child's piano concert on Station WMUR. 

Eric: We've missed it, but "Who Says Life is Beautiful," a new serial 
sob story starring Verna Langille as "Merry Myrtle," and Ernest Carpenito 
as "Hard to Get Harry," will be on in about ten minutes. It's sponsored by 
Batchelder's Snappy Breakfast Cereal — guaranteed to pep you up or put 
you down. It's getting pretty late; do you think we ought to wait any longer? 

Norma: No! I'll leave a note at the desk and we can come back later. 
Let's go over to the new stadium; there's a game at 14:00 o'clock. 

Eric We'll just have time to make it if we hurry. 

AT THE STADIUM 

Eric. Why look, Don Hebsch's team is warming up. Don not only man- 
ages the team, but also is the star player. He can still sock the ball. His 
team is playing Polly Harris' Amazons in an exhibition game today. Ruth 
Nadar, Grace Rotondo and Rita Ward play on the team. I think Don's boys 
will have quite a time. It seems we are going to have some music before 
the game. Bob Mugrdechian is conducting the band. There are a few 
notables in the crowd. See anybody we know? 

Norma: There's Al Clement, the owner of "Growo Vitamin Pill Co." 
He employs a great many of our own girls. Irene Tuminowski, Theresa 
Michalski, Rose Garabidean and Betty Linehan work in the main office. 
Look, there's that famous dancer, Edward Cook. I hear that his steps are 
known the world over. That sports announcer looks familiar. Do you 
know who he could be? 

Eric: Why, that's Anthony Grecco. We might have known. He was 
always a great sports follower. He does a good job in broadcasting the 
games. His technicians are Donald Tinsch. and ,A1 Huard. They are all 
members of Station WMUR's staff. Fred Houghton is the broadcast arrang- 
er. June Rancourt and Hazel Powell are members of their staff, too. Do 
you listen to many of their programs? 

Norma: Yes, Henrietta Kiessling's program of "Piano Melodies" is 
pleasing to the ear. She certainly can play. Betty Corkum's program of 
her own poems is very interesting. Betty always could write verse. Bob 
Ripley, that famous news analyst also writes for Barbara White's "Methuen 
l.lanon. 

Eric: Oh, did Barb get her paper? I remember how she was always 
good at editing the Blue and White. I'll have to get a copy of the "Clarion" 
at Tobin's Newsstand. Anyone we know write for her? 

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Norma: Why yes, she has several of our old classmates on her staff. 
Harry Zenker is her associate editor, and Jane Duffy has the society column 
"Who Was Where With Whom," you know. Alice Aznoian has a column 
called "Household Hints and Haunts." Some of the roaming reporters are 
Billy Cole, Teddy Hoelzel, and Eddie Ratcliffe. 

Eric: Sounds swell; maybe I ought to drop in at the office. Where is it 
located? 

Norma: Right next to "Hoelzel's Haberdashery." Walter Hoelzel is 
the proprietor. He has some of our own girls working for him also. There's 
Connie Ferris, Betty Hickey and Ann Lahan. t A few days ago, I was in the 
store and head clerk Arthur Topping was trying to sell Bob Crabtree a pink 
tie with Kelly green butterflies on it. Bob was putting up a great fight, but 
he finally bought it to keep Arthur quiet. 

Eric: I always said Art would make a good salesman. The game's all 
over and we've talked right through it! The final score is 5-3 in favor of 
Polly's Amazons. Well, you never should argue with a woman. Let's have 
one of Fazzi's Fresh Frankforts while waiting for the crowd to get out. 

Norma: Thanks! Why, there's Dot Grass and Thelma Fone. They are 
lab technicians now. I think they work for that company that invented a 
new powder to make vegetables grow three times their natural size. David 
Vartanian uses it on his truck garden. 

Eric: I wondered why his products were always so large. I can still 
remember reading of the time when Ted Morris was forced to parachute 
and landed in Dave's cornfield. He hit one of the larger stocks and an ear 
of corn fell and knocked 1 him out. It made quite a story for the newspapers. 

Norma: Yes, I remember that. I guess I'd better start for the airport. 

Eric: We'll catch one of Dick Cyr's Jiffy Cars and go to Antonelli's. I'll 
take you to the airport in my helicopter. Here comes a car now. 

Norma: Look, that's Marcelle Breton driving the car. I hear that 
Shirley Cedergren and Marilyn Hey are drivers on this line, too. 

Eric: We just passed Dick Smith's Ski Shop. He always was ski-minded. 
Barbara Fielding and Josephine Palumbo are salesladies in his store. It 
won't be long and we'll be at Charlie's. 

Norma: There's Annie and Selma Saba's Beauty Shoppe. Marion 
Flanders is the receptionist and Barbara Schroeder and Barbara Perrault 
are the beauticians. Isn't it Don Brackett's auto firm that makes these cars 
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hnv. "les. Don has quite a big business. He has a great number of 
our classmates working for him. There's Irene Beaulieu, Helen Cordeau, 
Barbara Berndston and Grace Hajjar in the secretarial division. Domenic 
Consoli is the manager of the assembly division. Well, here's Charlie's! 
M\ helicopter is the fourth on the left. 

Vorma: You mean that streamlined one with the dent in the back? How 
did you get that dent? 

Eric: That's it all right. 1 lent it to Ronnie Robichaud and he had an 
accident when Millie Howe ran into him. Her lawyer, Betty Houston, did a 
bit of fast talking and Judge Matthes fined him fifty dollars. The dent will 
be taken care of by John Chludzinski's insurance company. I guess we'd 
better start for the airport. 

Norma: Yes, let's get started. The plane certainly rides smoothly. 
Muc'i more comfortable than the old methods of transportation, autos and 
horses. And while we're speaking of horses, did you hear about the acci- 
dent Florian Conca had the other day? He had gone to Sylvia Majerison's 
riding academy and had rented a horse. The horse was frightened by a sky 
car flying too low and threw Floren! But he's OK now. Could you drop 
in at Watts' Drug Store? I've got to pick up some pictures I left to be de- 
veloped. You remember Fred Watts, don't you? 

Eric: Sure do! He's got quite a drug syndicate now. Alice Maderosian 
is in charge of all the bookkeeping work, and Viola Fichera and Janice 
Milliken each manage one of his stores. Boy, there are certainly a great 
many air cars in the sky today! Must be something going on. 

Norma: Yes, George Harris, professional football coach, is giving a 
lecture at the Public Hall. Hey, look out! That was close. And to think 
it was a woman driver! Wasn't that Jackie Berube? 

Eric: Yes, it was she all right! She's probably going to pick up her 
passengers, Leona Brum, Shirley Bernhard, Jacqueline Polland and Mary 
Burgon. They work at Richardson's ship yard. Gloria Marchand is the 
nurse there. She's been kept pretty busy ever since James Hajjar hit his 
thumb with the punch hammer. Well, here's the airport. You've still some 
t'me before your plane leaves. 

Norma: Yes, I'll go and get my ticket. Why, that's Barbara Greenwood 
selling the tickets, and Bea McCracken is handing out the transfers. I'm all 
set now! There is Paul Perrault announcing the incoming and outgoing 
planes. 

Eric: Your plane is coming in on runway five. There go crew chiefs 

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Dave Lombardi and William Weston to check the plane. There are a lot 
of our friends making the trip with you. 

Norma: Yes, I know. There's Shirley Booth, Clara Foresta and Ruth 
Morley. And over there is the noted missionary, Carol Jenkinson. 

Eric: And there's Peggy Hill who is the star of "Mary's Other Hus- 
band" and "One Woman's Family," better known as the "Crowded House." 
Why, here comes our own General Louis Breen; I guess he has to get back 
to his base. i 

Norma: Well, it's time to leave. It's been nice seeing you again. Re- 
member to drop in if you are ever out our way. 

Eric: O.K. Give my regards to Bob. What's he doing, by the way? 

Norma: He keeps pretty busy acting. He still laughs when he thinks 
of the two of you in those girls' pajamas. So long! 

Eric: Good bye, Norma! 

Eric Herrmanns 
Norma Egerton 



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9,u~y, OAaJtian 



^\ HE planting of the ivy has been included in the Class Day exercises of 
55OT the graduating classes oi the Edward K. Searles High School for 
issea forty years. This traditional ceremony has taken place in times of 
prosperity, and in times of depression; in times of peace, and in times of 
war. Each class planted the ivy with the hope that it would contribute its 
share to the beautification of the school; in almost every case the hope was 
fulfilled. 

The ivy, as it survives the harsh treatment of the various forces of nature, 
has come to symbolize for us the qualities of tenacity, strength 1 , persever- 
ance, and hope. The ivy must resist storms and hurricanes which try to 
tear its clinging tendrils from the walls. It must survive the frost and snow 
of the winter, and the drought of the summer in order to accomplish its 
function of beautifying our school. Inspired by watching the growth of the 
ivv, the members of the class will make their start in the world with hope, 
and they will uphold their standards of honor and right with tenacity and 
perseverance. By steadfastly living up to its highest ideals, this year's 
class will be a credit to our school. May the worthy example of this class 
help to strengthen the school spirit of the classes which will follow. 

We are planting the ivy today with the hope that by the time this plant 
has gained a firm grip in the earth and started its spread up the walls our 
servicemen will be home, after having secured the freedom to enjoy the 
democratic rights which are given to us by our Constitution. As the ivy is 
planted today, the members of the class consecrate themselves to the duty 
of living up to the highest ideals of the class of nineteen hundred and forty- 
five. May we follow our course with perseverance, cling to our beliefs with 
tenacity, meet all life's temptations and disappointments with strength, and 
ever lose sight of that guiding light, hope. 

— Marjorie C. Jones 



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&o-ciat Emeriti 

SOPHOMORE RECEPTION- Our first social event of the school year 
was held October 13th, when the Seniors officially welcomed the Sophomores 
lo the High School. A carnation was given to every Sophomore girl during 
the Grand March and dancing and refreshments were enjoyed by all. 

SENIOR PLAY- December 1st was the night the Seniors presented their 
annual Class Play at the Central School Hall which was crowded to capacity. 
We will never forget our "pajama boys" and our "feminine (?) nurse!" 

THE SENIOR PARTY held November 2nd will be long remembered for the 
humorous entertainment in the form of a parody on "Julius Caesar" pre- 
sented by a group of the Senior boys. 

JUNIOR PARTY- Those who attended this event on January 19th will 
vouch for its being a success. Dancing to the music of George Taylor was 
very enjoyable and the refreshments were super! 

SOPHOMORE PARTY- A good time was in store for all who went to the 
Sophomore Party in April. As this was the Sophomores' first attempt at 
running a party for their upper-classmen, we had a chance to view their fine 
initiative and school spirit. 

MILITARY BALL- The event of the year, the Military Ball, was held 
March 16th, with music by Tony Brown's orchestra. The Grand March 
with cadets in uniform and girls in their lovely gowns, made a colorful pic- 
lure and was the highlight of the evening. The cadets are to be congratu- 
lated for the fine showing they made as they exhibited their Military Drill. 

GIRLS' A. A. EXHIBITION- After two years' absence, an athletic ex- 
hibition was again presented by the girls on April 13th under the direction 
of Miss Dorothy Chadwick, girls' physical education instructor. Followed 
by dancing, it was a success both financially and socially. 

BAND CONCERT AND DANCE- Our excellent Band once more pre- 
sented a very enjoyable Band Concert and Dance in May, for our entertain- 
ment. Methuen High School is very fortunate in having such a fine leader 
as "Hal" McDonell. 

SENIOR PROM- With the close of school very near at hand, we held 
our Senior Prom in June. The hall was beautifully decorated for the oc- 
casion and, although we were inwardly sad with the realization that this was 
our last party while we were in school, a gay atmosphere prevailed. 



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Norma Egerton, treasurer; Donald Hebsch, president 
Eric Herrmanns, vice-president; Barbara White, secretary 



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I MIT) 




Back Row: H. Waterhouse, L. Batty, L. Greenwood. 

Front Row: R. Sinith, B. J. Cnossen, A. Rawnsley, C. Meinelt, J. Andonian. 



Mudent Qauncit 



"j^C HE Sludent Council, made up of representatives from the three classes, 
2^1 has been an active functioning group this year. The duties of the 
SBBH Sludent Council consist of the following: Meeting with the principal 
and discussing the social events of the school and any other events pertain- 
ing to the student body; acting as an intermediate group between the stu- 
dents and the School Board. The Sludent Council staged a giant War-Bond 
Rally which was a great success. We hope that future Student Councils 
will continue the good work started this year. 



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Back Row: M. Shapiro, R. Leonard, A. Ramskill, J. Duffy, C. Meinelt, Mr. J. 

Bagnell, M. Jones, J. Koehler, M. Kilmurray, M. Flanders, H. Zenker, 

E. Herrmanns. 
Front Row: E. Trumpold, F. Castle, M. Deady, B. White, B. Lee; M. Matthes; P. Cole 



OAe. "B£ue, and WMe, 



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Editor-in-Chief 

Assistant Editor 

Literary Editor 

Humor Column 

News and Notes Editor 

Exchanges 

Alumni 

Subscription Managers 

Business Managers 

Junior Assistant 

Nosey Nook Editors 

Sophomore Correspondent 

Profiles 

Girls' Athletics 

Boys' Athletics 

Meet the Teachers 

Faculty Adviser 



Barbara White 

Eric Hermanns 

Maurice Shapiro 

Jane Duffy, Carolyn Meinelt 

Marie Matthes 

Marjorie Jones 

Doris Lee 

Mary Kilmurray, Marion Flanders 

Leo Kettleman. Harry Zenker 

Kleanor Trumpold 

June Koehler. Phyllis Cole 

Norma Wilson 

Frances Castle 

Joanne Berndston 

Richard Leonard 

Marjorie Deady 

John A. Bagnell 



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Gadel GaApd, 



(/j |HE year 1945 was one of general improvement for the Methuen High 
■Hpj School Cadet Corps. Schools were held regularl) foi officers and 
"^■^ non-commissioned officers of the Corps. There were really two schools. 
The one given to the officers was designed to prepare them for the Service; 
whereas the one given to the non-commissioned officers was intended to [ire- 
pare them for their work as instructors in their senior year. 

In spite of the shortage of rifles, the number of drill squads performing 
dt the Military Ball was increased from 2 to 3. The sergeants commanding 
the squads were each given seven rifles with which to train their men. In 
addition to the squads performing at the Ball, there was another "compos- 
ite" drill squad, composed of cadets from the other three squads, which 
performed creditably before a Grange meeting early in March. 

The Prize Drill is the final event of the year for the Corps. In this drill 
the enlisted men of the Corps are drilled in the Manual of Arms by their 
officers, the most proficient cadets receiving medals. After the drill, the 
officers are presented their diplomas. Then for the last time the Corps 
passes in review before its instructor and judges. 

ROSTER OF M. H. S. C. C. 

Major George Harris, Commanding 

Adjutant, Gilbert Lutz 
Capt. Donald Tinsch, Quartermaster 
1st Lt. Alfred Bistany, Aide 



Adj. Gilbert Lutz, CO. Co. A 
1st Lt. Cosmos Gagalis 
2nd Lt. Linwood Woodbury 



Capt. Manuel Rosa, CO. Co. B 
1st Lt. Roger Morency 
2nd Lt. Leo Kettleman 



Capt. Harry Zenker, CO. Co. C 
1st Lt. Clifford Freije 
2nd Lt. Harold Traub 
2nd Lt. Robert Smith 

Battalion Instructor — Hon. Colonel Thomas Mosson 



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Back Row: R. Smith, L. Woodbury, R. Morency, L. Kettleman, C. Gagalis; C. Freije 
H. Traub; T. Mosson, Instructor. 

Front Row: M. Rosa, A. Bistany, D. Tinsch, G. Harris, G. Lutz, H. Zenker. 



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Back Row: H. Zenker, C. Antonelli, E. Herrmanns, F. Castle, L. Batty, R. Wain. 

D. Hebsch. 
Front Row: M. Child, J. Richardson, Miss Littleiohn, D. Lee, M. Dsady. 



Menial QlaM May, 



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LR Senior Class Play, "Campus Quarantine," one of the most amus- 
ing and amazing comedies produced in many years, was a great suc- 
cess, thanks to the diligent work of the members of the cast, the 
committees, and the excellent direction of Miss Alice Littlejohn. We shall 
never forget the antics of Don Hebsch in the feminine role of a nurse, nor 
the sceee in which Eric Herrmanns and Robert Wain wore girls' pajamas. 





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Standing-: M. Childs, M. Dcady, M. Barry, C. Playdon, I Beaulieu, A. Aznonion, 
J. Koshler (Quee.i,) A. Kodis (King,) J. Berube, H. Wright, V. Langille, 



Seated: 



C. Schlegel, P. Hill, M. Stabile. 

S. Booth, M. Hey, M. Howe, S. Cedergren. 



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i^a FIE traditional Class Day Pageant was held in all its splendor. Its 
scenery and colorful costumes combine to make an array of beauty 
never to be forogtten. This ceremony is an event which has rooted 

itself in the heart of every senior who has graduated from the Edward F. 

Searles Hijdi School. 



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Oxtoi&aie 



(^j HE football team and football season of 1944 will be remembered for 
years by all. Not only did this team set a fine record in games won, 
but it also showed it could do when its back seemingly was slowly be- 
ing forced against a wall. Without the patience and teachings of coaches 
Hannigan and Morehouse this successful season could not have been 
enjoyed. 



Being a fan at the games, you saw how, with every ounce of energy and 
with true sportsmanship, OUR team came through to win like the sun com- 
ing out after a shower. Our boys never said "die;" no, not even in the 
Central Catholic game. That touchdown with which Don Hebsc'h retained 
the title of "Leading scorer of Greater Lawrence" during the Central Cath- 
olic game is proof enough for anyone. 

Everyone in Methuen is proud of the 7 & 1 record of the 1944 football 
team: 



Methuen 


18 


Hudson 


2 


Methuen 


2 


St. John 





Methuen 


27 


Tewksbury 


6 


Methuen 


7 


Johnson 





Methuen 


34 


Pinkerton 





Methuen 


13 


And over 


9 


Methuen 


12 


Punchard 


6 


Methuen 


6 


Central Catholic 


20 



Methuen 123 



Opponents 



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Fourth Row: G. Harris Jr., G. McAlea, D. Hebsch, A. Kodis, L. Batty, R. Miville, 

R. Barker, F. Dobson, N. Sunderland, L. Partington. 
Third Row: P. Morehouse, ass't coach; B. O'Rourke, R. Feugill, R. Otto, J. Assaf, 

F. Kolb, K. Fox, A. Demerjian, cap't. elect; C. Duemmling;, D. Bedard, 
M. Bedrosian, J. Kopacz, J. Hannigan, coach. 

Second Row: R. Sterndale, A. Ducharme, R. (Thompson, E. Herrmanns, W. Smith, 

G. Harris, capt.; D. Smith, J. Andonian, P. Hyde, N. Azuoian, M. Rosa 
H. Farrow. 

First Row: E. Blaine, R. McLeod, E. Bistany, G. Moynihan, J. Naylor, J. Keefe, 
K. Wilman, A. Hig'gins, H. Zenker, W. Zytkewicz. 



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Back Row: S. Davis, M. Kilmurray, A. Hambleton, A. Ramskill 
Front Row: B. Ravg-iala, D. Humphrey, C. Meinelt, L. Cooke 



^S HE excellent football season this year was due, partly, to the highly 
commendable efforts of the cheerleaders. Led by Dot and Caroline, 
the girls, dressed in their snappy uniforms, aroused the entire student 
body with songs and cheers. They were especially proud to be the first to 
cheer at the new Memorial Stadium. 

The Senior girls were: Dorothy Humphrey, Caroline Meinelt. Juniors: 
Leslie Cooke, Alice Hambleton, Mary Kilmurray, Arlene Ramskill. Soph- 
omores: Shirley Davis, Barbara Ravgiala. 



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P. Harris (capt.,) G. Rotondo, 



Front Row: B. Langille, J. Koehler, N. Quance, 
M. Stabile, B. Thwaites. 

Back Row: T. Malley, A- Ramskill, J. Bemdston, E. Schatz, J. Duffy, I. O'Brien, 
H. Wilson, H. Uttley, J. Petit. 



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{^) RE girls' basketball team, captained by Pauline Harris, began its 
55S55 season after the Christmas holidays. Uthough six games were sched- 
JSfififl uled, the team was able to play only three due to weather conditions. 
The second team had an undefeated season. The varsity team was not so 
lucky, their record showing two defeats and one victory. The one victory 
was really a great accomplishment; the girls defeated their long-standing 
rival, Johnson, for the first time in a number of years. Next year's team is 
to be led by Norma Quance. To that team goes our best wishes for a vic- 
torious season. 



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Third Row: M. Shapiro, L. Dobson, R. Barker, G. K. Harris, G. W. Harris, E. 
Yorshis, (capt.;) M. Bedrosian, L. Woodbury, R. Fuegill, R. Miville, 
J. Byrnes, coach. 

Second Row: R. Edson, S. Holland, E. Grcswald, L. Kettltman, A. Demerjian, 
H. Sunderland, C. Duemmling, H. Traub, D. Smith. 

First Row: J. Asset", W. Smith, E. Quinlan, G. Caton, A. Higg-ins, W. Bamford, 
F. Morse, J. Curtin 



DteuzJlc 



~jTK HE soothing winds of March brought our thirty-three prospective can- 
™£L dictates for whal most certainl) was a most successful season. Nexl 
*^" year's stars were quickly spotted by the all-knowing Coach Byrne and 
our very able captain, Elihu Yorshis. Track is an increasingly popular 
sport in Methuen High School. We are sure that this popularity will con- 



tinue in years to come. 



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Third Row: R. Medauer, R. Hoagg, R. Middleton, D. Hebsch, (capt.;) E. Yorshis, 
L. Partington, S. Holland, coach Rostron. 

Second Row: L. Bassett (ragr.;) D. Huston, R. Bowlby, R. Adams, R. Edson, 
R. Thompson, B. O'Rourke, J. Rostron. 

First Row: R. Smith, L. Vartanian, (capt. elect;) W. Lumb, Rostron, P. Bateman, 
L. Vartanian, . Keyes, R. Heidenreich. 



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HE Methuen High School basketball team of 1945 led by captain Don 
Hebsch won many hard fought battles. The boys showed a good 
amount of excellent teamwork in their playing. There was always a con- 
genial and sportsmanlike feeling among the fellows and their opponents. 

The Squad — Seniors: Donald Hebsch, capt., David Vartanian, Roland 
Middleton, Robert Smith, Elihu Yorshis, Linwood Woodbury. Juniors: 
Robert Thompson, Bernard O'Rourke, Leon Vartanian, Raymond Bowlby, 
Raymond Hogg, Robert Adams, Bernard Keyes, William Lumb, Samuel 
Holland. Sophomores: David Huston, Lewis Partington, Richard Heiden- 
reich, Philip Bateman, Ralph Edson, Edward Quinlan. Leon Bassett, mgr. 



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Third Row : E. Herrmanns, R. Hoag, B. O'Rourke, D. Hebsch, A. Delduca, P. 

Rostron, coach. 
Second Row: M. Rosa, F. Kolb, A. Moynihan, A. Kodis< capt.; B. Keyes, L. Vartanian 

J. Andonian, R. Thompson. 
First Row: C. Woekel, R. Heidenreich, R. Hunniford, J. Rostron, J. Bateman. 



BaM&cM 



O 



N March 26th the call was issued for baseball candidates. About 
thirty fellows answered coach Rostron's call. The veterans Art Del- 
duca, Don Hebsch and Al Kodis formed the nucleus of this year's 
In each and every game the fellows went out and gave their best for 



nine 

the school. 



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HE Edward F. Searles High School Band, ably conducted by Harold 
L. McDonnell, has had another very successful season. The war has 
curtailed some of their activities but the band members are always 

willing to be of service near home. We take our hats off to all the band 

members, and especially to Mac, their conductor. 



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1945 




Back Row: J. Telford, Mr. Pearson, P. Danforth, D. Eyers, R. Leonard. 

Front Row: D. Quinn, W. Wallace, B. Fitzgerald, E. Groswald, D. Gibson, D. Crabtre<?. 



OJ/vt OAededAa 



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EH 



HIGH school's musical program is always definitely helped by an 
orchestra and we were pleased to see the return of our orchestra this 
year. Under the able direction of Mr. Pearson the orchestra ren- 



cred their music at many school functions. 



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